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Formulation Engineering, EngD

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (QS) ,
This is an EPSRC-sponsored doctoral research and training programme. You combine a research project based in industry with a Masters-level training and development Formulation Engineering from University of Birmingham.

About

Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors.  It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.  

Companies participating in the scheme are involved in modern process engineering and the formulation of multiphase structured materials (foods, bioproducts, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and fine minerals). Examples include Unilever, Rolls Royce, Cargill, Johnson Matthey, Imerys and Procter & Gamble BASF, Astra Zeneca, Colgate-Palmolive, Royal College of Defence Medicine, AWE, and Dupont Teijin Films.

Careers

The Formulation Engineering from University of Birmingham has a 100 % employment record. A third of the Research Engineers have been recruited by their sponsors, whilst several Research Engineers now work for companies that did not sponsor their project but support the scheme. But more importantly over 89% are still employed in the field of Formulation Engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern genome-based bioscience 
  • Measurement techniques 
  • Colloids and Rheology 
  • Supplementary Colloids and Rheology
  • Molecular delivery
  • Supplementary Molecular Delivery

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological or Physical Sciences, or Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21420 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£2,160 UK/EU students, part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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